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Give us the funds to tackle security ourselves, Antigua school principal tells gov’t


Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua Observer) – One educator is suggesting that funds should be allocated directly to schools so that they can take matters into their own hands to address plaguing issues like security.

Principal of the Princess Margaret School Dr Colin Greene made the suggestion while speaking on the Good Morning JoJo sports show on Wednesday.

He said such a move would also lift some weight off government, enabling it to focus on other areas of importance.

“I think the time has come, and I have been saying it a long time now, that schools should be budgeted for and some of the money be placed into the hands of the school itself because we could make better use of it,” Greene explained.

“There are a lot of things that peeves me about how we view education and how we view schools and if we don’t change that view, we are going to get a lot of the same thing.

“If we act on the right information and prioritise things, we are going to get better results.”

Dr Greene continued that there are two approaches to this matter as security is needed both during the day and outside school hours.

For the latter, he said there should be a mixed approach of both human and mechanical measures like security cameras.

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